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Baja team finishes in the top third at SAE regionals

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Members of the LTU Baja SAE team celebrating the conclusion of the endurance race are (L-R) Zach Darwin, David Czarneck, Brian Bills, Tom Nowakowski, and Aaron Peck.

Members of the LTU Baja SAE team celebrating the conclusion of the endurance race are (L-R) Zach Darwin, David Czarneck, Brian Bills, Tom Nowakowski, and Aaron Peck.

The Baja SAE team from Lawrence Tech finished 31st in a field of 100 in the regional competition at Tennessee Tech University April18-21.

LTU scored in the top half of the field in almost all of the categories, and finished 37th in the biggest event, the four-hour endurance race.

Accomplishments of this year’s team include:
•    Lightest Baja car in LTU history, 420 lbs.
•    First belt-driven transmission (belt-driven final reduction) in LTU history.
•    Thermoformed ABS plastic body.
•    Carbon fiber belly pan, and body components.
•    Completed car for earliest competition possible (10-month build).
•    Headlights.

LTU's Baha SAE vehicle performed well in the four-hour endurance race.

LTU’s Baja SAE vehicle performed well in the four-hour endurance race.

Members of this year’s team were Zach Darwin (powertrain), David Czarneck (team captain), Brian Bills (brakes and CAD designer), Tony Nowakowski (body design), Aaron Peck (suspension),  Joshua Jackson, Robert Gandolfo, and Roxanna Hasanet (graphic designer). Joe DeRose was the team’s faculty advisor.






     








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